Crop Protection

Growers aided by Pierce’s disease funding

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) praised the recent inclusion of a $5 million one-year augmentation for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP) in the 2017-18 state budget,... more

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following ... more

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Certis USA plant activator product wins Agrow, IBMA awards

LifeGard, the first biological plant activator product in agriculture, is recognized as a top biological product of the year by two prestigious intern... more »

Sale of DuPont crop protection unit to FMC set

FMC (NYSE: FMC) has completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31, 2017, ... more »

Stargus fungicide by Marrone labeled for use on grapes

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatme... more »

Captiva Prime insecticide by Gowan receives registration

Yuma, Arizona-based Gowan Company has received full state registration in the U.S. (excluding Alaska) and Puerto Rico for Captiva Prime, a natural re... more »

Blueberry grower solves bird problem with laser technology

A new automated laser provides successful bird deterrent results after a few months of use at a blueberry farm in Jefferson, Oregon. Since adopting th... more »

Agritourism operators in New York benefit from reform

New York Farm Bureau said in a statement Oct. 23 it achieved a major victory for farms across the state with the passage and signing of inherent risk ... more »

Regulatory action on dicamba issued by EPA

According to a report from The National Law Review, on Oct. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had reached an ... more »

Bayer’s crop science unit purchased by BASF

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these asse... more »

European cherry fruit fly confirmed in Niagara County, New York

On Sept. 7, 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed European cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cerasi, or ECFF - pic... more »

Labels for Pindar GT herbicide granted for Southeast

Pindar GT herbicide by Dow AgroSciences is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas, and apples in Virginia. Fruit pr... more »

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